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Down the Road: Mindspace Amsterdam – Top 5 After Work Drinks

Sara Martin Mazorra

29 October, 2019

In our “Down The Road” series, we review places of interest and leisure surrounding Mindspace locations, so you can get the most out of the city.

Welcome to another installment of Mindspace Magazines Down The Road! This time we’ll be checking out 5 of the many cool, classy, and swanky places to grab an after-work drink.

This month’s top 5 after-work drinks:

You’ve had a long day and need to unwind. We get it, we’ve been there. Actually, we’ve really been there and compiled 5 of Amsterdam’s best places to meet with friends, have a drink and let loose. Cheers!

1. Kampai

Nestled on the very tip of the infamous Zeedijk, Kampai is the place to go to for drinks and bites with an Asian twist. Leave the buzzing red light district behind and sip on a smokey Japanese whiskey.

Don’t leave before you swoon over their fresh sashimi!

Visit: Geldersekade 19 Call: +31 20 244 1578 Distance from Mindspace: 1.3km (15 minute walk)

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2. Tales & Spirits

A true mixology experience where things get shaken — or stirred — to your wish. Clink your glass in style under their 6-foot glass chandeliers and enjoy a side of oysters or chic bar bites if you’re feeling fancy.

Don’t leave before you order a Drop of Art!

Visit: Lijnbaanssteeg 5–7

Call: +31 6 55356467

Distance from Mindspace: 750m (9 minute walk)

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3. Mr. Porter

It’s the epitome of cool: a steakhouse, a rooftop pool and a cocktail bar — all in one place. Indulge on a G&T as you watch the sun go down over the Amsterdam skyline. After dark, the place is set ablaze by DJ’s and a lively crowd.

Don’t leave before you chomp on a Mr. Porter steak!

Visit: Spuistraat 175

Distance from Mindspace: 400m (5 minute walk)

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4. Café Struik

Dark, dirty and loud. Café Struik is the enfant terrible of the Amsterdam bar scene. Dive into a night of cocktails, their legendary Taco Tuesday or sweaty all-nighters at this Amsterdam mainstay.

Don’t leave before you have attended their legendary Taco Tuesday!

Visit: Rozengracht 160

Call: +31 6 17506690

Distance from Mindspace: 1.2 km ( 15 minute walk)

5. Pulitzer’s Bar

Chic and oh so very refined. The Pulitzer is the place to have a good ol’ classic cocktail, in style.

Don’t leave before you enjoy a couple of tiny bar bites!

Visit: Keizersgracht 234

Call: +31 (0) 205235235

Distance from Mindspace: 650m (8 minute walk)

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Happy Sipping Mindspacers!

About the author

Sara is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and lifestyle industry. Skilled in content, communications and branding. Strong media and communications professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused on Branding from ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten.

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